Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 will bring to the Dodge Challenger.

The Dodge Challenger debuted in 1970 as the twin of the renowned Plymouth Barracuda. It was the epitome of the pony car aesthetic: long hood, short rear deck, blunt-nosed grill and aggressive hood scoops. Owners could choose from an astonishing cornucopia of options, colors, trims, fobs, and nine engines, the most famous of which was the 426-hp Hemi. In its first year, 84,032 Challengers were sold. The second year, due to loss of interest in muscle cars and increased emission regulations, only 29,883 Challengers were produced. In subsequent years, the one-hit wonder faded from memory, and the apathetic 1978-1982 Japanese Dodge Challenger merely nailed the coffin shut.
So it's not as quick as the Ford Mustang; so it's not as sleek as the Chevrolet Camaro. Who cares - it's American muscle, so what's not to love? Here's an ovation to '70s retro, and to the Dodge Challenger.

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